SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Smart Tips for Success With Fly Stoppers

From irritating your horse to ruining your ride, flies can be a big problem around the barn. That’s why we developed Fly Stoppers, the smartest way to stop the flies before they start. In order to make sure these tiny, beneficial bugs can do everything they can to protect your horse and your barn, check out the smart tips and frequently asked questions below.

How do I know if my Fly Stoppers are ready to be released?
Release your Fly Stoppers when you see 12 or more tiny black insects moving around inside the bag. Hatching typically starts between 1-14 days after you’ve received them, but it’s okay if they’re already hatching upon arrival or if it takes longer than 14 days.

When should I release my Fly Stoppers?
Release them at dawn or dusk when temperatures are cooler and there’s less light to ensure safety from daytime predators such as ants and birds.

Where should I release my Fly Stoppers?
Release Fly Stoppers in fly-breeding “hot spots,” areas where organic matter is decomposing and where animals eat, drink, and frequent, such as manure collection sites. Moist places where they won’t get stepped on by animals or eaten by ants or birds are best.

How do I release my Fly Stoppers?
Make a small hole in the ground and sprinkle a small handful of the contents of the bag into the hole. Cover lightly with dirt, straw, or manure. Apply to as many locations as possible and release a new shipment every 3-4 weeks during fly season.

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